Candle Care Tips

Candle and Berries
Church Candles

What you need to know

BURN EDGE TO EDGE

Ensure that the top layer has completely liquified across the entire surface up to the sides of vessel everytime. Otherwise there will be "tunneling" and you'll get wax that stays up around the perimeter. When this happens, you don't get the maximum use out of your candle.

 

TRIMMING YOUR WICK

It is advised to trim your wick and keep it at 1/4" or 6mm above the wax to allow your candle to last longer. (*But please only trim Moon x Wick candles after the first burn when all crystals sunk in.)

If your candle begins to 'smoke' when burning or there's a black ball (a build up of carbon) forming on the top of your wick, this means your wick needs a trim. But be careful not to trim the wick too short, otherwise there might be tunnelling.

You can trim your wick with a wick trimmer or nail clippers can do the trick too!

 

KEEP AWAY FROM DRAFTS

Drafts and uneven surfaces can disturb your flame, causing black marks on the glass or oddly burned wax. Place your candles on even surfaces away from windows and vents.

 

FOUR HOURS BURN TIME

We recommend to only burn your candle for maximum 4 hours at a time to minimise any damage or issues. If the candle is burned for too long, the melted wax is allowed to get too deep and the wick might lose support and fall over.

 

HOW TO EXTINGUISH A CANDLE

Sometimes I do like to make a wish and blow out my moon candles.  However, blowing out a candle actually ruin the beautiful smell, leaving a smoke-scented room and soot on your wick. 

Covering the candle with its lid is also not recommended as not all lids are safe to go near an open flame, some material can melt. Lids also trap smoke and leave soot on the wick and wax.

 

The best way to put out a candle is

  1. Using a Candle Snuffer - usually a bell or cone-shaped instrument with long handle which goes on top of the flame, quickly extinguish it and minimizing smoke.

  2. Use a Candle Wick Dipper - a bent piece of metal with long handle that pushes the wick into the melted wax, eliminating oxygen immediately and put out the flame. If you do not have this tool, a metal spoon works just the same! This method re-coats your wick in the wax which will add hours to your candle.  But be sure to stand your wick back upright! As you get to the bottom of the jar, dipping may present a challenge so at that point I recommend to just blow it out.

 

BE SAFE

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

  • Always keep the candles away from children and pets.

  • Do not touch the candle until it has fully cooled.

  • Never touch or move a burning candle.

  • Never move a candle container when the wax is liquified.

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick and check for unwanted drafts.